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Author Winders, Richard Bruce, 1953- author.

Title Panting for glory : the Mississippi Rifles in the Mexican War / Richard Bruce Winders.

Publication Info. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2016]
©2016

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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (x, 192 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Series Williams-Ford Texas A & M University military history series ; number 151
Williams-Ford Texas A&M University military history series ; no. 151.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-179) and index.
Contents Preface: Glory -- Introduction: Mississippi on the eve of war -- Mobilizing Mississippi for war -- Off to war -- The march to Monterrey -- The 1st Mississippi Regiment at Monterrey -- Life under the armistice -- The Victoria expedition -- Glory bound -- The 1st Mississippi Rifles at Buena Vista -- Homeward bound -- The 2nd Mississippi Rifles go to Mexico -- Discontented poor fellows -- Life in the backwaters of the war -- Evaluating the role of the Mississippi volunteers -- Appendix 1: The Model 1841 rifle -- Appendix 2: County of origin by regiment -- Appendix 3: County of origin by regiment population -- Appendix 4: The 1st and 2nd Regiments of Mississippi Rifles: comparison of statistics.
Summary Armed with percussion rifles when most other US soldiers still carried flintlock muskets, the "Mississippi Rifles" served in the war against Mexico that followed the annexation of Texas in 1845. In Panting for Glory: The Mississippi Rifles in the Mexican War, Richard Bruce Winders skillfully uncovers the contrasting wartime experiences of two regiments, the 1st and 2nd Mississippi Rifles. The 1st Mississippi Rifles were lauded for their service and remain a familiar part of the history of the Mexican War. Under the leadership of Col. Jefferson Davis-later the President of the Confederate State.
Language English.
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Subject United States. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 1st (1846-1848) -- History.
United States. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1846-1848) -- History.
United States. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 1st (1846-1848)
United States. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1846-1848)
Mexican War (1846-1848)
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Campaigns -- Mexico.
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Regimental histories -- Mississippi.
Chronological Term 1846-1848
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History.
Other Form: Print version: Winders, Richard Bruce, 1953- Panting for glory. First edition. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2016] 9781623494162 1623494168 (DLC) 2016004930 (OCoLC)933438558
ISBN 1623494168 (book/cloth ; alk. paper)
9781623494162 (book/cloth ; alk. paper)
1623494176
9781623494179 (electronic bk.)
Sudoc No. Z TA475.8 W723pa